Agency information collection activities: Proposed collection; comment request,


[Federal Register: December 22, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 245)]


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Department of the Army

Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (DAPE-ZXI-RM), U.S. Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by February 22, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Headquarters U.S. Army, ROTC Cadet Command, Marketing Directorate, Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651, ATTN: (CPT Eric Miller, Jr.). Consideration will be given to all comments received within 60 days of the date of publication of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the above address, or call Department of the Army Reports clearance officer at (703) 614- 0454.

Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: ROTC Smart Book Creative Research Survey.

Needs and Uses: The Army ROTC Program produces approximately 75 percent of newly commissioned officers for the U.S. Army. To do that, Army ROTC employs the services of an advertising agency, under joint contract with USAREC and OCAR. The agency provides all advertising, from concept through creation and placement, under the supervision of the U.S. Army Cadet Command Directorate of Marketing and Public Affairs. To determine the best way to attract quality young people, the agency and Cadet Command need to evaluate the creative concepts prior to production and placement. This is done by gathering opinions from prospects in the form of a survey.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Annual Burden Hours: 200.

Number of Respondents: 800.

Responses Per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden Per Response: 15 minutes.

Frequency: Other (one time).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The response will be captured on a standard survey instrument which will be designed to comply with OMB guidance, and the responses will be entered into a contractor database for analysis. The purpose of the information (opinions) is to refine targeted advertising to meet ROTC recruiting needs.

Gregory D. Showalter, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.

[FR Doc. 99-33137Filed12-21-99; 8:45 am]